Emotions and Disease:What You Feel Determines
The connection between emotions and heath is undeniable: of course, you know that if you're burdened emotionally, you will begin to feel it at a physical level, too. If you gethome from a long, draining day in which things just didn't go as you planned, you mightnotice that you feel sluggish, achy, and physically exhausted from your emotionalexertion. But emotions play a much bigger role in our physical health than we canimagine. Let's look into it a bit further.
Your Overall Health: Correlation between Mind, Body, and Spirit
It's a common misconception that a healthy body equals a healthy self. But there iseternal truth to the old Latin phrase "anima sana in corpore sano." Our emotional state of being is an equally important factor in our overall health. Being emotionally unbalancedor burdened can manifest in physical means, leading to certain illness or disease. Toachieve health on all levels of being, you must first learn the effects of emotionalinstability on your body.Our body responds to every emotion we experience by creating a different chemical or hormone to reflect that emotion. Positive emotions result in the creation of "feel-good"hormones, while our negative emotions trigger the body to produce dangerous chemicals.These harmful chemicals invade our very cells and can have a very adverse reaction onour bodies. Remember, our cells are reproducing at every second of the day, and what'scontained within them reproduces and spreads as well.Our bodies react in conjunction with our emotional states. If we're sad, we cry; if we'rehappy, we smile. But the theory goes much further than that; certain diseases such ascancer, autoimmune disorders, depression, diabetes to an extent, and many more are allcorrelated to the emotions we harbor within ourselves. The more our emotions are in balance, the more our physical state will reflect a sense of equilibrium as well.
The Importance of Your Four Great Emotions
How large of a role do your emotions play in your life? Emotions are everything. We aremade of emotions. In fact, we come from a drop of emotions! Emotions determineeverything we think, say, and do. There are four major emotions through which we passfrequently. These four emotions branch off into dozens of subsets (for example, loveinspires joy, the subset of love). But for the most part, we are encompassed at all times of the day by one of these emotions: